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54. Heaven’s Wisdom


“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”  James 3:17 NIV Peace-loving. Sigh. Talk about raising the bar! I was the classic angry … Continue reading

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53. Sanctified by Peace


“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.”  I Thessalonians 5:23 NIV From a religious/legal point of view, we turn to the blood of Christ to “sanctify” us from the defilement of sin. However, from a … Continue reading

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52. Peace that Guards


“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:7 NIV Gatekeepers. The very term surfaces a lot of frustration for the nobodies of our culture. You try … Continue reading

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51. Preaching Peace


“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17 NIV He came! It doesn’t get any better than that.  The fact that we were far from Him became the reason … Continue reading

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50. A Strange Opposite


“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.”  I Corinthians 14:33 NIV Isn’t that an odd pairing?  I think:  disorder vs. organization.  Turmoil vs. peace. But God places His peace as the opposite of disorder. So which … Continue reading

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49. Kingdom Signposts


“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.”  Romans … Continue reading

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48. Spiritually Minded Peace


“The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”  Romans 8:6 NIV A mind of death. I wonder if God meant a mind that wishes for its own death.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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47. A Father’s Gift


Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”  John 20:21 NIV Standing alone, it looks like a magnificent promise. So how did the Father send Jesus? -Illegitimate. -Poor. -Fleeing the country for … Continue reading

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46. The Gift of Peace


“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”  John 14:27 KJV “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.”  John 16:33 KJV … Continue reading

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45. Seasons of Peace


As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, ” If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace — but now it is hidden from your eyes.”  Luke … Continue reading

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